Using Images From Social Media: 3 Lessons From AFP Case

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 1:44 PM EST) -- Can organizations take images from a social media site and use them elsewhere without asking permission? Over a year ago, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York said "no," and in November, a jury awarded the photographer in that case $1.22 million for the infringing use. The verdict should ring alarm bells to media companies — and any company that uses images — about the potential pitfalls of relying on social media as a source for images.

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